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How do you write a personal statement?

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December 16, 2016 11:57PM

Personal statements Should be around 300-500 words. According to a guide published by the university of Nottingham, they state:

(''Length - this may vary from 1 page of A4, a text box in an application form with an instruction which allows you to continue on a separate sheet to a word limit of between 300 to 500 words.'')

However check with your university about the requirments as each faculty might have a different requirement, don't rely on someone elses word, at the end of the day it would be wiser to be safe than sorry.

How long your personal statement should be depends upon the specifications supplied by the program you are applying to. There are a couple of things you can do to make your personal statement stand out (such as creating a theme), and a couple of things to avoid (such as simply listing off accomplishments). You also want to make sure to research every school you are applying to, so you can refer to specific information in the statement.